Rick Martel’s 595-day reign as the AWA kingpin comes to an end, when he submits to the ‘Brazos Valley Backbreaker’
A very spry, 38-year-old Terry Funk gives his famous FIRST retirement speech in Japan, memorably shouting “forever” over and over into the microphone
The Bad Man from Borger is stripped of the AWA World title, but has the last laugh on promoter Verne Gagne.
1982 – In Georgia, Terry Funk needs a partner against Ole Anderson, so he offers his daddy’s watch to his longtime rival, Dusty Rhodes, to team with him
WWWF Champion Bruno Sammartino is knocked out of action for two months after suffering a broken neck at the hands of Stan Hansen at Madison Square Garden
Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen defeat Jack and Jerry Brisco in the finals of a one-night tournament to win the vacated NWA World Tag Team Championship
Columnist Kim Artlip reflects on meeting the legendary Bad Man from Borger, and how it led her to pursuing her professional wrestling dreams
Joe Blanchard interviews Bruiser Brody, who says he’s coming to Shreveport, Louisiana, to back up Stan Hansen in his dealings with Bill Watts